Yesterday, twelve of our fifth graders traveled to Del Tech to compete in the annual Meaningful Economics Competition. It was such a fun day and I am so proud of our fifth graders! Congratulations to our participants and winning teams for a job well done!!
Monday - Today our class stayed in homeroom with a substitute for most of the first half of school. We filled out a study guide for a test on Friday. Then we wrote a paper e-mail (it's not going to be sent) to Mr. Brittingham to protest our rights. Then we traveled to reading after lunch because Mrs. Allen was DCAS testing. We read a tall tale and scouted out with a partner for onomotopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idioms, and alliteration.
Tuesday - The first half of the day we were DCAS testing for Mrs. Allen. Then we went to math and read a Dynamath. One story was about Master Chef Junior. After reading that, we watched part of the first episode.
Wednesday - We had to get to school really early, 6:30 am to be exact. It took about 3 hours to get to DC and explore the American History & Art Museum. We had to pick an artifact from a certain exhibit and write about it. Then, in the art museum, we had to write 5 sentences on a single art piece. We got back at almost 6:30 pm.
Thursday - We had another field trip today - to Freeman Stage - to see the Rhythmic Circus. We had to sit in the sun to watch tap dancers and a cool beat boxer. We got back at around noon. After lunch, the people in band went to rehearsal while the others took down art posters.
Friday - In social studies we took the final social studies test. Since we didn't have reading, we finished the McBroom story questions from Monday. When we were done, we had to work on something silently until lunch. In science, we built a new vehicle (or at least started) with a propeller. In math, we leaned about a class project that we'll be doing in groups of 3.
Monday - In Social Studies we did a Bill of Rights paper and read a book about it. In science we did work on the car. We switched the spots of the tan connector to see if the axel would spin.
Tuesday - DCAS testing
Wednesday - In Social Studies we did a challenge for the Bill of Rights then took a quiz. In Science we worked on a sail (and board) activity to see if the sail affected the speed and how far the car goes.
Thursday - DCAS testing
Friday - Kalmar Nyckel field trip was cancelled. In Social Studies we played Bill of Rights BINGO. In Science we went over things we need to know for the Science DCAS. In Reading and Math we watched a movie. It was Cars 2.
Happy Monday! Just a few reminders...
*Fifth graders are DCAS testing this week. Our class will take the math DCAS on Tuesday and the Reading DCAS on Thursday. Be sure to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast!
*Progress Reports go home in Graded Work Folders today. Parents, please sign the top sheet and return it to school tomorrow.
*Field Day T-Shirt Money ($5) is due by Thursday
*Our Kalmar Nyckel Field Trip is on Friday... don't forget to pack a lunch!
Here's what's been going on in class!
Weekly Update by Ava:
This week in social studies, we had to write an essay on ways to save water based on a video and a story passage. I think a lot of people did a good job writing. In science, we used our K-Nex car and modified it to hold two wood blocks. Another day in science, we used rubber bands, tied it around the front axle, and let it go. What happened was that it used the energy in the rubber band made the car go forward. It was fun. In math, we had a scavenger hunt with different math problems such as decimals, fractions, adding and subtracting decimals, etc. Whatever you could think of. Lastly, in reading, we had a surprise test on a short passage about a boy that was very greedy and wanted to try new hobbies after he gave up on the last one his mom and dad bought and spent a bunch of money on. This is just my opinion, but I think “Jack”, is a brat. We also learned what our book club book is! Mine is The Westing Game. Thanks Mrs. McCabe because I did NOT want to read, Bud Not Buddy. We also have a new student! Her name is Destiny.
Monday- The class got their work folders back. Miss Shaw announced that she got engaged. In social studies we learned more about international trade. In science we took a practice DCAS for science. After, we had to color in a sheet that would help us build our cars. In math we learned about the places and names for the numbers after the decimal. We did an activity with partners. We had to place decimals from least to greatest on a number line. In reading we worked on genre and the different types of it. We also did an activity where Ms. McCabe would put a short paragraph on the board and you would try to guess what genre it was. Whoever got the most right won. Congrats Lucas for winning.
Tuesday- In Social studies we learned about the effects that international trade has on us today. In science we went over our practice DCAS. In math we worked on matching the decimal number to their name. In reading we worked on infrencing . We also read a story and tried to guess what the vocabulary words.
Wednesday – In social studies we continued with international trade but now we’re doing a project about it. In science we built our cars out of K-nex but we did have to answer some questions. In math we learned how to make decimals into percentages. In reading we read a story on Bill Pickett. He invented a move called the bulldog, which is when you bite a cows/bulls upper lip so it stays still the falls to the ground. Then we created little men to do the characteristics of Bill.
Thursday- In Social Studies we did our projects and made our posters. In science we used washers to see how fast a certain amount of weight can pull the car we built. In math we did a quiz on decimals. We also watched a learn zillion video about decimals. In reading we finished our Bill Pickett story and worked on our little men. I finally got to roll the dice… yes!
Friday- In social studies we shared our projects about USA and Canada trading. In science we discussed load and how it effects how fast an object will go. In math we played a decimal game with partners. Matt got lucky this time. In reading we worked on a test with partners. Then we had the Honor Roll assembly.